Category: Cervical Cancer

New Data Show That Many HPV-Associated Cancers Can Be Prevented

HPV vaccine is cancer prevention

Do you know how many people in the United States are diagnosed with a cancer associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) each year and how many of those cases could have been prevented? The answers would not be known without the work of scientists in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC). From a new data brief, we now have a better understanding of HPV-associated cancers in the United States. Dr. Virginia Senkomago, PhD, MPH, tells us why this research is important to help prevent cancer. Read More >

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Safely Get Screened for Breast and Cervical Cancer

COVID-19 has had a significant effect on people going to the doctor for routine checkups and preventive care, including cancer screenings. As COVID-19 cases increased, many places where people receive cancer screening closed and cancer screenings were canceled or delayed.   Additionally, stay-at-home recommendations and the fear of getting COVID-19 also impacted their  ability and willingness to get routine care. Read More >

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Teal and White Yesterday and Today: The Evolution of Cervical Cancer Screening

Dr. Unger as a medical resident,

Cervical cancer screening is a success story. This cancer is now rare in the United States. Throughout these four decades of change, Dr. Unger said she always had “respect for the specimen.” Each piece of tissue comes from a woman in whom we can help prevent cervical cancer with high-quality science. Read More >

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New Year’s Resolution: Prevent Cervical Cancer

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"Each year, approximately 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. Although all women are at risk for cervical cancer, all women do not have to get this cancer. Cervical cancer can be prevented or treated, if found early. The keys to prevention and control are Education, Vaccination, and Screening are keys to prevention and control." Read More >

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Let’s Help Women Understand: What We Need to Know About Gynecologic Cancers

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"Once upon a time, women were told to get a Pap test every year. And most of us did, even though it wasn’t always clear why we were being tested. We just did what we were told and thought it was a surefire way to stay healthy. But times and recommendations have changed about what test to have, how often to have it, and the reason to have it." Read More >

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